John Marin of Auburn was appointed to Placer Land Trust’s board of directors. Marin began his 31-year career as an architect in the Placer County planning department in 1979, and went on to manage multiple departments including the Community Development Resource Agency. He retired as the Board of Supervisors’ administrative officer in 2008.
Marin is currently Chairman of PlacerArts, and on Tuesdays, Marin can be found at the homeless center located at the Seventh Day Adventist Church where he hands out clean clothes, food, and cleans showers for the homeless in the area. He lives in Christian Valley with his wife Therese, and they have two grown children.
“One of my goals is never to retire,” said Marin. “I want to leave a legacy of open space both improved and in a native state for future generations throughout California.”
A native Californian, Marin was born and raised on a small farm in Martinez. He graduated from Cal Poly Pomona, School of Environmental Design’s, city and regional planning program. He is an avid hiker, backpacker, kayaker and skier, and he recently climbed Mt. Whitney.
“We are excited to have John Marin join our Board of Directors,” said Placer Land Trust Board President Fred Yeager. “We hope his leadership experience and connections will help engage and inspire the community to share in his passion for the outdoors.”
Placer Land Trust is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 1991 and dedicated to working with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently protect natural and agricultural lands in Placer County. To date the Trust has preserved over 8,000 acres across Placer County for current and future generations. For more information, call (530) 887-9222 or visit Placerlandtrust.org.